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TODAY news for Thursday, February 25, 2008

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Big Air Kids Fair riders visit children at LLUCH


For the sixth year in a row, patients and staff of Loma Linda University Children�s Hospital enjoyed breathtaking aerial acrobatics as Big Air Kids Fair�a motocross spectacular featuring high-speed motorcycles performing incredible stunts.
For the sixth year in a row, patients and staff of Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital enjoyed breathtaking aerial acrobatics as Big Air Kids Fair—a motocross spectacular featuring high-speed motorcycles performing incredible stunts more than 75 feet off the ground—took flight above the parking lot on Friday, February 1, 2008. The event featured three of the extreme sport’s most elite performers—Tommy Clowers, Myles Richmond, and Jeff Tilton—in a gravity-defying display that wowed the appreciative crowd of approximately 300 spectators. After racing up and down the exhibit space several times to warm-up their engines and ensure that their bikes were in peak mechanical condition, the trio took to the clouds and performed a full array of flips, handstands, and other daredevil maneuvers designed to thrill. Myles Richmond’s 360-degree back flip, in which he and the motorcycle turned completely upside down 75 feet off the ground, was probably the ultimate crowd-pleaser, but Tommy Clowers’ headstands and Jeff Tilton’s whips were also favorites. Following the thrilling aerial display, riders Cowers, Richmond, and Tilton were joined by motocross comrades Ronnie Renner, Jason Lawrence, and Zack Osborne in visiting patient care areas to present T-shirts, hats, and other commemorative merchandise to the patients. The Big Air Kids Fair was produced by Steve Bauer, president of Wonder Warthog Racing, as a gesture of goodwill towards hospitalized children. “It was such a privilege to host these amazing athletes once again,” says Kelly Jackson, senior marketing specialist for Children’s Hospital and coordinator of the event. “The only thing more exciting than watching their amazing stunts was seeing the joy on our patients’ faces as the motocross superstars visited their bedsides.”

TODAY news for Thursday, February 25, 2008